September 12, 2010 Subject:
Smiley Burnette and Max Terhune
Max Terhune, who plays Rufe in the film, had worked with Gene Autry at WLS in Chicago. Terhune had come out to Hollywood in hopes that Autry could get him a job in films. Terhune had been a rube comedian, specializing in barnyard noises and slapstick. After his appearance in the film, he was approached by Smiley Burnette, who also had worked with Autry on the road and now was his steady sidekick. Burnette reportedly told him that while he (Terhune) might have a career in films, it would not be in Autry's films as there was already an official sidekick. Terhune found steady employment as a comic ventriloquist in Republic's Three Mesquiteer films.
December 6, 2009 Subject:
Entertaining if you're not looking for intellectual
This is one of my favorite B westerns. It's light-hearted, lots of action and politically incorrect. For what it's worth, I'm part Shawnee, and my favorite thing about this film is that throughout its length, an Indian chases one of the characters about for the purpose of scalping him. This movie is just short of Mel Brooks (except I couldn't stand 'Blazing Saddles').
December 6, 2006 Subject:
Good Gene Autry Western
A better than average Gene Autry western that was produced at the beginning of his movie career when his movies features a lot of action and not so many songs to stop the plot cold. Smiley Burnette and Max Terhune play well off each other as sidekicks. Check it out, if you like "B" westerns. There are worse ways to spend an hour.
December 4, 2006 Subject:
How bad can this film be?
i have never seen a film as bad as this, i watched 5 minutes and i could hardly bare any more... and this was for my homework!!!
October 26, 2006 Subject:
I've seen worse, but not many.
November 15, 2005 Subject:
Gee, what was that song again?
Fairly tame Gene Autry vehicle (as if there were any hard-hitting, serious-minded ones) that deals with Autry and his pals getting jobs with the Texas Rangers, In this we realize a number of things.. we see that the rangers are trigger-happy when it comes to arresting Autry (and rehiring people on the spot), it shows how to to do the old flattened metal dish to block doorways from being locked, how people are around handily to turn tables over when thereÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs a fight, and how the Indians, while using their ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂMan go that wayÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ type of talk, also use sign language to get their point across. This is a rather curious movie, that teaches us that the Texas Rangers are not to be trusted, has an EXTREMELY lame love interest, and how they are able to get a song in our head by repeating it 3 times. Yikes!
March 18, 2004 Subject:
Back in 1936.on a saturday afternoon,children went to the movies and this is one of the films that would be screened. It was usually the only time that they would see a film. In the evening the film would be shown to adults as a second feature and often it would be found more enjoyable than the much more expensive main film
Directed by Joseph Kane
Produced by Nat Levine (producer), Armand Schaefer (associate producer)
Writers - Bernard McConville (story), Karen DeWolf (story), Dorrell McGowan (screenplay) and Stuart E. McGowan (screenplay)
Gene Autry - Texas Ranger Gene Autry
Smiley Burnette - Frog Millhouse
Kay Hughes - Dixie Summerall
Monte Blue - Duval, aka Chief Tavibo
George J. Lewis - Lieutenant Bob Cameron (as George Lewis)
Max Terhune - Rufe Jones
Robert Homans - Colonel Summerall (as Robert E. Homans)
Lloyd Whitlock - Major Crosby
Chief Thundercloud - Little Wolf
The Tennessee Ramblers - Ranger Musicians